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Mercedes-Benz Diesels Growing in Numbers

Mercedes-Benz currently offers diesel vehicles in its E-, M-, GL-, and R-class models in the U.S. and there is an S-class on the way. Powered by the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine as the company's other American diesel models, the new S350 BlueTec will be offered exclusively with 4Matic all-wheel drive; and it's expected to arrive this fall.

Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce more diesels into the U.S. market. According to?

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Mercedes to Expand Diesel Lineup in U.S.

 

With fuel prices on the rise, Mercedes is set to expand their diesel lineup in the United States.

The company currently sells diesel variants of the E-, M-, GL-, and R-Class in America, but Car and Driver is reporting the GLK250 BlueTec will join the S350 BlueTec at dealerships this fall. Essentially a renamed GLK250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the BlueTec will likely be powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine with approximately 201 hp (150 kW / 204...
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Mercedes-Benz Wants Full Hybrid Lineup by 2013




Mercedes-Benz wants to have a full hybrid lineup in both Europe and the United States by 2014.

"We have a leading position in the premium segment concerning alternative propulsion systems, and we will defend it," said Daimler's E-Drive and Future Mobility chief, Herbert Kohler, in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

The full hybrid lineup will include a C-Class hybrid and E-Class hybrid variants launched in Europe by 2013 and the S-Class plug-in hybrid...
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Around the World in... a Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz developed a B-class electric-fuel (EF) vehicle. Proving its technical acuity, Mercedes-Benz planning to drive the car around the world in 125 days. In total, the journey will cover 14 countries on four continents, including portions of the United States.

The F-cell is powered by electricity generated by an onboard hydrogen fuel-cell stack and stored in a lithium-ion battery pack. The electric motor produces 134 horsepower (hp) and 215 lb.-ft. of torque, providing a…

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Mercedes Confirms SLS AMG E-Cell Production



Mercedes has officially confirmed plans to put the SLS AMG E-Cell into production.

Green-lighted under the company's "AMG Performance 2015" strategy, the production model will likely mimic the prototype that has been leaked, teased, and driven by David Coulthard.

As you may recall, the car is motivated by a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery which sends power to four synchronous electric motors that produce a combined 392 kW (526 bhp / 533 PS) and 880 Nm...

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BIOME: A Frankenstein Concept


We've always been told to dream big. For this year's Los Angeles Design contest, Mercedes-Benz inventors have done exactly that by whipping up a futuristic concept named...

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Look Out for B-Class F-Cell!



If you happen upon the 2011 B-Class hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, consider yourself privileged! Mercedes-Benz announced that just 70 of the latest fuel-efficient automobiles will be available for 3-year leases in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas; Fletcher Jones Motorcars being one of only two chosen SoCal dealerships given the cars. Only a few of these cars will end up in private hands, however, as Mercedes has initially targeted fleet operators and public figures to...
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